Gentoo: 201310-06 Aircrack-ng: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A buffer overflow vulnerability in Aircrack-ng could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201310-06
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Aircrack-ng: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: October 07, 2013
     Bugs: #311797
       ID: 201310-06

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability in Aircrack-ng could result in
execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Background
==========

Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can
recover keys once enough data packets have been captured.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-wireless/aircrack-ng
                                  < 1.1-r2                  >= 1.1-r2

Description
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A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Aircrack-ng.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted dump
file using Aircrack-ng, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Aircrack-ng users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=net-wireless/aircrack-ng-1.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-1159
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1159

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201310-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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